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18 - Recalibrating Risk

Crises, Learning, and Regulatory Change

from Part V - Conclusions

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 October 2017

Edward J. Balleisen
Duke University, North Carolina
Lori S. Bennear
Duke University, North Carolina
Kimberly D. Krawiec
Duke University, North Carolina
Jonathan B. Wiener
Duke University, North Carolina
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Policy Shock
Recalibrating Risk and Regulation after Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents and Financial Crises
, pp. 485 - 539
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2017

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